Terrence Howard's Crash Landing
O: Is it true that you love interviews but hate photo shoots?
TH: Yeah, interviews are therapy. You get to learn about yourself and see whether you have the courage to be honest about who you are. But I'm very uncomfortable in front of a camera. I feel like I'm being watched, and I'm trying to be natural, as if no one's watching. It's false, and I don't like it, but I never let it cripple me.
O: So how long will you keep working with cameras, then?
TH: I won't be an actor all my life. This is something I'm doing now, but there are other things calling me. And there are many ways to provide for your family.
O: Still, you seemed to have this one nailed. What's the best part of your success?
TH: Meeting Quincy Jones, Sidney Poitier, Morgan Freeman, Laurence Fishburne. I get to talk to these brilliant people who overcame the obstacles of racism, outright racism, when outlandish acts of prejudice and bigotry were commonplace. They stood the test of fire and are unsinged. You can't even smell smoke on their clothing.
O: You seem to be in a really good place.
TH: I hope I am! [His cell phone rings.] It's my therapist. Calling just in time.